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Dungeon Dweller
by PurpleTarget
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Description

Intention was to build a compact flexible gaming rig for the kids, with the legs and expansion potential to last a few years. At 50% memory in half the slots, for expansion later, processor has room to be replaced if needs be, and plenty of room for a video card down the line.

WIFI MOBO will allow for later relocation of computers anywhere in the house independent of Ethernet wiring. Case allowed for a compact form factor which fit into the shelves of old computer desks which were originally intended for books and binders.

Stock cooler managed to handle stress testing in and out of the case during burn-in. Not rigged or intended for overclocking.

Reversed the case fan near the CPU to help exhaust warm air from the case. Front and GPU fans pull in for some overpressure, and PSU is isolated, pulling from top, and exhausting directly out the back.

Details
Date PublishedMay 29, 2014
Date BuiltMay 9, 2014
Intel Core i3-4130 3.4GHz Dual-Core Processor
CPU Clock Rate3.4GHz
CPU Temperature While Idle30.0° C
CPU Temperature Under Load51.0° C
EVGA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB Superclocked Video Card
GPU Core Clock Rate1.18Ghz
GPU Effective Memory Clock Rate5.4GHz
GPU Temperature While Idle23.0° C
GPU Temperature Under Load49.0° C
Comments
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ThePCGamer123 7 points 7 months ago

The i3 paired with a 750 Ti is an amazing combo! Also +2 if I could.

 
 
TheNewGuy01 2 points 6 months ago

Very nice build my friend! I am in fact making the exact same build (almost) for college!...and to replace my 7-year old laptop. Hey, +1 from me and I hope your kids enjoy this computer!

 
 
SothothFatalis 1 point 6 months ago

Normally I might criticize the PSU, but your 750 TI and i3 have such a low power draw I don't think it'll matter. And, aside from that, it's a very well balanced and well set up PC.

 
 
candy [2 Builds] 0 points 7 months ago

Hmm that PSU seems a bit iffy...

 
 
dschutt84 [3 Builds] 2 points 7 months ago

I have the 650w version of that PSU and have owned it for 3 years now with 0 problems. Yes cooler master isn't corsair or seasonic when it comes to PSU's, but they still use pretty good components. 5 year warranty from a trusted company can't be that bad of a buy. Only bad thing about that PSU is the price, could have gotten a Corsair 450 for less.

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